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ColumnDefinition.Width Property

Gets the calculated width of a ColumnDefinition element, or sets the GridLength value of a column that is defined by the ColumnDefinition.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Controls
Assembly:  PresentationFramework (in PresentationFramework.dll)
XMLNS for XAML: http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation, http://schemas.microsoft.com/netfx/2007/xaml/presentation

'Declaration
Public Property Width As GridLength
<object Width="GridLength" .../>

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.GridLength
The GridLength that represents the width of the Column. The default value is 1.0.

Identifier field

WidthProperty

Metadata properties set to true

None

The default GridUnitType is Star.

When you add or remove rows or columns, the ActualWidth for all ColumnDefinition elements and the ActualHeight of all RowDefinition elements becomes zero until Measure is called.

The following example shows how to create and use an instance of GridLengthConverter. The example defines a custom method called changeCol, which passes the ListBoxItem to a GridLengthConverter that converts the Content of a ListBoxItem to an instance of GridLength. The converted value is then passed back as the value of the Width property of the ColumnDefinition element.

The example also defines a second custom method, called changeColVal. This custom method converts the Value of a Slider to a String and then passes that value back to the ColumnDefinition as the Width of the element.

Note that a separate Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML) file defines the contents of a ListBoxItem.

Private Sub changeColVal(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal args As RoutedPropertyChangedEventArgs(Of Double))

    txt1.Text = "Current Grid Column is " + hs1.Value.ToString()
End Sub 

Private Sub changeCol(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal args As SelectionChangedEventArgs)

    Dim li1 As ListBoxItem = CType(CType(sender, ListBox).SelectedItem, ListBoxItem)
    Dim myGridLengthConverter As System.Windows.GridLengthConverter = New System.Windows.GridLengthConverter()
    If (hs1.Value = 0) Then 

        Dim gl1 As GridLength = CType(myGridLengthConverter.ConvertFromString(li1.Content.ToString()), GridLength)
        col1.Width = gl1

    ElseIf (hs1.Value = 1) Then 

        Dim gl2 As GridLength = CType(myGridLengthConverter.ConvertFromString(li1.Content.ToString()), GridLength)
        col2.Width = gl2

    ElseIf (hs1.Value = 2) Then 

        Dim gl3 As GridLength = CType(myGridLengthConverter.ConvertFromString(li1.Content.ToString()), GridLength)
        col3.Width = gl3
    End If 
End Sub

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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